That seemed to go nervously …
As you possibly know, I’ve recently started a new job: in a call centre in Chelmsford.
Last night, for two hours?
I was taking calls: both fielding incoming ones, and doing the various bits of logging required.
According to my training buddy?
I did well enough.
Although, right now … ?
I still feel rather nervous about it: although I seem to be handling more calls than my fellow trainees.
Which seems a good sign.
Here’s hoping … !
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) Henry 3rd acceded the throne of England, on 19th October, 1216: on the death of his father. Who WAS his father?
Q2) John Le Carré was born: on 19th October, 1931. His third novel was called The Spy Who Came In From The … what?
Q3) The League of Nations imposed sanctions on Fascist Italy: on 19th October, 1935. After Fascist Italy invaded where?
Q4) The USA imposed a trade embargo, on 19th October, 1960. On which nation?
Q5) Finally … 19th October, 1876, saw the north of Three Fingered Mordecai Brown. Which very American sport is he famous for playing?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) The Treaty of Campo Formio was signed: on 18th October, 1797. The Treaty was a peace treaty between the monarchy of Austria: and which country?A1) France.
Q2) Erich Honeker was forced to step down: on 18th October, 1989. As leader or where: West Germany, East Germany or Austria?
Q3) 18th October, 1804, saw the birth of King Mongkut of Thailand. Which 1956 Yul Brynner film, is based on a period in Mongkut’s reign?
Q4) Dagobert 1st was was crowned: on 18th October, 629 AD. As king of the whom: Franks, Romans or Britons?A4) Franks.
Q5) Finally … 18th October, 1976, saw the funeral of Carlo Gambino. Gambino was possibly one of the most powerful leaders of the US what?A5) Mafia.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Every writer wants to be believed. But every writer knows he is spurious; every fiction writer would rather be credible than authentic.”John Le Carré, born 19th October, 1931.
And a quick tune from the divine Divine … !
Enjoy your day.
* Oh, I know, Olga. :D Mind you, that generation of Macbook had magnetic power cords: a little bit easier to manage! (Yeah, I know he did the stage version a few times. Wouldn’t’ve minded seeing that. Oh … did you know there’s now a TV version of Westworld? It looks interesting.)
† They were quite fun, weren’t they, Debbi? I don’t think the UK versions were quite as popular: Apple went for the artier ads over here.